Word Count Report

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Word Count Report provides word count information for the Accelerated Reader Reading Practice, Other Reading, and Article Quizzes each student has taken within the reporting period. For each quiz type, the report shows the number of quizzes the student has passed and taken and the total word count. You will also see overall totals.

If your students have taken only Literacy Skills Quizzes for some titles (without also taking the Reading Practice Quizzes), the word count totals that they see on their progress pages will be different from what is shown in this report.

Follow these steps to print the Word Count Report:

  1. If you are not already on the Reports page, select Reading Reports on the Home page. The Accelerated Reader/Reading Practice tab will be selected.
  2. Select Word Count Report in the Certification and Achievement section of the page. (If you have added the report to the Pinned Reports, you'll find it under that section at the top of the page.)
  3. Select Choose Students (either the link or the button).
  4. Choose the students to include in the report. Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.
    • In the popup window, if there is a Schools column, select a school. (This column isn't available if you only have access to one school.)
    • If the Teachers column is available, at the top of the column, choose either All Teachers (to choose all the teachers in the school) or Select Teachers (to choose specific teachers; check the ones you want in the list). This column is not available to teachers unless they are assigned to more than one school.
    • At the top of the Classes column, choose either All Classes (to choose all the classes for the teachers) or Select Classes (to choose specific classes; check the ones you want in the list).
    • Teachers and school staff will also see a Groups column. At the top of the Groups column, choose either All Groups or Select Groups; if you choose Select Groups, check the groups that you want to include. The first choice in the column is "Whole Class" or "Whole Classes"; choose this to report on the class(es) as a whole. Below that, you will see groups you created.
    • You may need to scroll to the right to see the Students column. At the top of the Students column, choose either All Students (to choose all the students) or Select Students (to choose specific students; check the ones you want in the list).
    • You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

      When you are done making your choices, select Apply (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
  5. If you want to use demographic data to focus the report on specific students, select Choose Demographics.
  6. By default, the "All" option is chosen for ethnicity, gender, language (the students' primary language, if specified), and grade level. To focus the report on specific groups, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column. Note that ethnicity, gender, primary language, and grade level may be specified for students when you add them to the software, but only grades are required; other information may not be available for your students.


    In the example above, the user has selected one Language and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.

    By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To focus the report on students with specific characteristics, choose Select Characteristics; then, check the characteristics that you are interested in. You must also choose any or all above the check boxes to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.


    In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.

    Once you have finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).

  7. Next, choose how you want to group the students on the report. You can group students by classes/group or by grade, or you can choose not to group the students and to list all students alphabetically.
  8. By default, the report will include the current school year. If you want to choose all time, a marking period, or custom dates instead, select the date field.
  9. If you want to use one of the marking periods that have been added for your school, select the marking period in the list. (You can also select "All Time.")

    If you want to use custom dates, select Custom. In the calendars, select the first date in the range; then, select the last date. (Use the arrows to the left and right of the months to go back or forward.)

  10. If you are grouping by class or group, and you only want to include those that have data, check Hide Groups Without Data.
  11. Select Update Report under the report options.
  12. The report will open below the report options. You can sort the information on the report by a specific column by clicking the column heading.
  13. To create a PDF file of the report that you can print, select the PDF icon in the top right corner of the page.
  14. The report will open in a new tab in your browser; use the browser or PDF options that are available to print the report.
  15. To go back to the Reports page, select the navigator icon in the top right corner of the page.